The Scotland of East India and bordered by Assam and Bangladesh, Meghalaya is one of the seven sister states of the North-East India. The literal meaning ‘Abode of Clouds’, Meghalaya is one of the prettiest states dwelling among the clouds and is the home to one of the wettest places on earth, ‘Cherrapunji’. Receiving the highest amount of rainfall from June through September, Cherrapunji makes for a beautiful destination for trekking. Right after the monsoons when the rain clouds gradually make their escape, the emerald forests, the milky waterfalls, and the sparkling lakes come alive making exotic trekking tours in Cherrapunji. The world famous ‘Living Root Bridges’ and the cleanest village in Asia ‘Mawlynnong’ both make up for an ideal trek in the surroundings of Cherrapunji. There are more than one living root bridges to see and actively used by the villagers on a daily basis to cross the river. The double-decker root bridge even has a natural swimming pool amongst nature for you to indulge in moments of sheer bliss.
The Mawlynnong village has some of the warmest hearts to welcome you with open arms into their homes. This village has been designed by its people with the most natural of the resources to eliminate any kind of damage to the environment. Trekking through this village enlightens you to a completely different kind of livelihood led by the Khasi Tribe. The thatched roof huts and the cobbled streets is a hallmark for Mawlynnong easily recognized by anyone who has visited this place before. Thrillophilia has some of the most enticing trekking tours in Cherrapunji organized every year. Trekking and homestays are the most local ways of exploring the traditions followed in this divine destination. Many other activities can be included in these trekking tours to achieve maximum satisfaction out of this holiday.